Newcastle United 1-0 Manchester City (Carabao Cup Third Round): Match Report and Player Ratings.  

After falling to Newcastle United 1-0 at St. James’ Park in the third round of the Carabao Cup, Manchester City was eliminated from competition.

 

Alexander Isak’s goal early in the second half on Wednesday night proved to be the deciding factor in this matchup despite Pep Guardiola’s team starting the game in their customary dominant manner, passing the ball well around Newcastle’s final third and creating a number of early chances on Tyneside.

 

Even though the Sky Blues had the majority of the possession, Eddie Howe’s team looked dangerous on the counterattack through the Swede.

Summer signing Josko Gvardiol proved his value in the 10th minute by dispossessing the forward who was advancing on goal.

 

Oscar Bobb, making his first team debut on Wednesday night, found World Cup winner Julian Alvarez open for Manchester City’s first shot on goal.

 

The young winger fed Alvarez, who shot to Pope’s left, but the goalkeeper used his 6-foot-7 frame to block the shot with an extended leg.

 

After a sluggish start, City picked up the pace and applied more pressure toward the end of the first half. Jack Grealish was running through the Newcastle defense when Paul Dummett’s timely challenge stopped him.

 

However, the best opportunity of the half came from the home team through Jacob Murphy, who forced a superb save from Stefan Ortega after a high press from Newcastle saw Phillips dispossessed and Murphy played through on goal.

 

After the first half ended scoreless, Newcastle took the lead in the second half when Isak gave the home team the lead in the 53rd minute.

This came after a controlled period of possession for the home team.

Newcastle unexpectedly took the lead 1-0 after Joelinton drove into the penalty area of Manchester City and fired the ball across the face of Ortega’s goal for Isak to tap in at the back post.

St. James’ Park erupted in celebration.

 

Tempers began to flare as the Blues searched for an equalizer, and as the home team began to gain control of the match, Manuel Akanji and Kalvin Phillips received yellow cards.

 

To quicken the pace, Guardiola brought on the trio of Jeremy Doku, Matheus Nunes, and Phil Foden.

Rico Lewis’ effort from the edge of the box, however, was the only noteworthy effort.

 

The third round of the Carabao Cup results in ManCity’s elimination.

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Ratings of the players.

Ortega scored a 7.

Had little to do for the remainder of the game after making a superb save against Jacob Murphy in the first half.

cannot be held responsible for the outcome.

Rico Lewis scored 5 points.

Against Joelinton, he played well in midfield alongside Oscar Bobb and did well in the first half.

However, he struggled in the second.

Six Nathan Ake.

able to play the ball with ease.

played well up until the 68th minute, when he was replaced.

In terms of offense, the left side was lacking.

Josko Gvardiol scored 7.

 

Back solid.

many of Newcastle’s counterattacks were stopped by him, and when he was ready for set pieces, he presented a threat.

 

(6) Manuel Akanji.

 

Good on the ball, but one of the rare people to lose their cool and receive an unnecessary yellow card.

Kalvin Phillips: 5.

struggled in the midfield during the second half as the Newcastle press repeatedly beat the Englishman.

Also several times, the 27-year-old was cheaply ejected from his possession.

 

minus five for Sergio Gomez.

 

had little effect on the game.

struggled in the middle and was outmatched.

 

Oscar Bobb received an 8 (MOTM).

dynamic, quick, and with real side spark.

agitated Newcastle and danced past the defenders in the first half, though they were a little quieter in the second.

(6) Mateo Kovacic.

had little effect on the game.

He had a hard time playing defense against Newcastle, which handled him quite well.

Jack Grealish: 5.

Really fought Livramento, but to no avail.

won a few free kicks but was unable to produce anything.

 

Alvarez gets a -5.

had a quiet game with few chances, but the first-half opportunity to score was not taken.

 

Substitutes:.

N/A for Jeremy Doku.

Matheus Nunes: n.d.

Phil Foden: not applicable.

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